Employment Type: 
Full Time
Veterinary Surgeon
Required Experience: 
1-3 years experience

Larkmead is a progressive and supportive independent practice, seeking an experienced large animal vet to join our team.

Our Oxfordshire-based practice provides a professional and knowledgeable service to a wide variety of forward-thinking, engaged clients. We are fiercely independent, and our staff are integral to providing a service that clients value and trust.

This role would suit a vet that is proactive, reliable, and keen to be part of a sociable and friendly team. A successful applicant will share our passion for clinical excellence while recognising the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We encourage and support vets wanting to study for certificates or the DBR.

Benefits Include:

  • 6 weeks holiday
  • Veterinary care staff discount package
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • Funded CPD
  • Profit-related Bonus Scheme
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policy
  • Wellness Programme including – Employee Assistance Programme, Free Annual Flu jab, Cycle to work Scheme, staff social activities and discounted membership rates for the The Park Club Gym

Main Responsibilities

  • To perform routine clinical veterinary work, covering all species of large animal.
  • Confidently deal with clients and colleagues through phone/email and face to face.
  • To represent Larkmead Vets in a professional manner on and off the farm.
  • To keep up to date with changes/ advances in veterinary medicine and take responsibility for identifying relevant training needs.
  • To provide written reports, e.g. laboratory results/ herd health plans/ protocols for farms, in clear and timely manner when necessary.
  • To take responsibility for keeping herd health records updated and notifying colleagues of any known changes.
  • To work as an OV and assist in carrying out TB testing on farm and other OV duties as required.
  • To maintain biosecurity for our farmers – clean car, overalls, boots, clothing etc.
  • To help with the training and development of other team members, both through practical training and sharing of knowledge gained via CPD.
  • To be actively involved in XLVets
  • To give presentations/ assist in client education through writing the newsletter, discussion groups, etc
  • Must be willing to perform out-of-hours cover to assure animal welfare as per the large animal team rota.
  • To help achieve the development of Larkmead Vets business practices and commercial services and support the Larkmead values.
  • To Attend team and practice meetings as required
  • To perform such other comparable duties as may be required by the SMT.
  • To abide by the code of conduct issued by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


  • To be efficient, courteous and polite.
  • To be concerned and helpful to colleagues, clients and their animals, under all conditions.
  • To be keen, enthusiastic and willing to learn and an honest and reliable team member.
  • To uphold the Larkmead Values.

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to review on a regular basis.

If you are interested, please contact hr@larkmead.co.uk for more information or send us a covering letter with your CV.




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